N.S. student mock-election results show Mike Savage re-elected HRM mayor

Ninety elementary and high schools representing 22 municipalities in the province participated in a Nova Scotia mock election.
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Coronavirus: Kelowna City Hall spray-painted with anti-lockdown messages
The graffiti appeared a day after the provincial health officer announced a limit on gatherings in private homes to no more than your immediate household plus your "safe six."
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The BC Liberals are looking for a new leader. Here are some possibilities
The BC Liberal party is searching for a new leader for the second time in three years.
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9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Waterloo Region, total reaches 2,092
There has been an average of 12.42 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past seven days in Waterloo Region.
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New Brunswick basketball coach facing charge of making child pornography
RCMP say charges against volunteer basketball coach Shawn Curtis Nickerson stem from alleged incidents occurring between December 2018 and January 2020. 
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Feds provide Vancouver with $51.5 million for affordable housing, $16 million for Surrey
The funding is part of a new $1 billion Rapid Housing Initiative announced by the federal government on Tuesday to create up to 3,000 new permanent, affordable housing units across the country.
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COVID-19: Here's what to know about B.C.'s second wave
British Columbians have proven that we can flatten the COVID-19 curve – and it's time to do it again.
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Coronavirus: Latest developments in the Greater Toronto Area on Oct. 27
Here are the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic in the Greater Toronto Area for Tuesday.
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N.S. appoints members to Council on African Canadian Education after months-long delay
In September, Churchill said responding to COVID-19 and preparing for reopening schools was to blame for the delay in filling vacant seats on the council.
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NDP says Alberta government must ‘do more,’ like increasing non-restrictive COVID-19 measures
NDP Leader Rachel Notley outlined six "non-restrictive" measures that the Opposition believes the government should immediately put into place.
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RCMP launch code of conduct probe in B.C. over violent arrest caught on video
The video circulating on social media shows an officer kicking and punching a man on the ground while another officer is trying to handcuff him.
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In 2020's wildest twist, Céline Dion is set to act in a romantic drama
Our hearts will go on, but they're palpitating.
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Legault tells Trudeau to focus on keeping Canadian border closed
Quebec premier also put his foot down in response to the threat of gym owners to defy COVID-19 closing rules.
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MPP Sam Oosterhoff’s gathering refused to follow COVID-19 rules, restaurant says
Seven new coronavirus cases confirmed in Niagara Tuesday
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Vinay Menon: 50 Cent’s un-endorsement of Donald Trump is a rap Joe Biden must love
A Wikipedia page that tracks Biden’s celebrity endorsements is now longer than “War and Peace.”
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Is the new Allbirds apparel line the future of fashion?
The sustainable shoe brand is coming for your clothing hangers
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Airport testing should come to Toronto if Calgary pilot project is successful, Doug Ford says
Ford said if the pilot project is successful, international travellers coming to Toronto should have the option of reducing their quarantine time if they are willing to get tested. 
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New Brunswick Greens and People’s Alliance to receive official party status
Under the legislature's standing rules, a party must win five seats or 20 per cent of the vote to be recognized as an official party. Neither the Greens or the People's Alliance met those benchmarks.
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Long-standing Petitcodiac welding shop destroyed by fire
A Petitcodiac business has been destroyed. 'Within a half an hour it was just gone,' said Kevin Bannister of Woodman's Welding and Machine Ltd.
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Calgary police release sketch of Parkdale sexual assault suspect in hopes of identifying him
On Sept. 27, an unknown man approached a woman walking near 1 Avenue N.W. and 25 Street N.W.
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Quebec Airbnb Party Busted, 83 Students Each Fined $1,000
There are bad choices during the COVID-19 pandemic, and then there are REALLY bad choices.This is the latter. Quebec police are investigating after a whopping 83 students disobeyed literally every piece of COVID-19 messaging out there by partying in an Airbnb in one of the province’s hardest hit areas this past weekend. According to the Police MRC des Collines Twitter account, the students were fined $1,000 each. Zone rouge COVID19- 25 octobre. 83 personnes identifiées dans un Airbnb de Chelsea lors d’une fête. Tous des étudiants. 1000$ d’amende chacun. Dossier tjrs sous enquête #policemrc— PoliceMRCdesCollines (@Police_MRC) October 26, 2020“83 people identified in an Airbnb in Chelsea having a party. All students. $1,000 fine for each. The investigation continues,” the tweet in French said.That’s $83,000 in total fines for one party, if you’re keeping track. The party took place in Chelsea, a small municipality just north of Gatineau near the Quebec-Ontario border. Police responded around 2 a.m. after calls from neighbours, and while 83 people were fined inside the Airbnb, they reported other individuals fleeing the scene. Airbnb has also said they will crack down on partying in the company’s rentals. The company announced a “global party ban” on Aug. 20, 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy limits occupancy to 16 people maximum in a single home.WATCH: Quebec premier says some measures will stay longer. Story continues below. “Guests will be informed about Airbnb’s party rules and informed that they may be legally pursued by Airbnb if they violate our policy,” the ban states.Of course, that number is even higher than the current regulations in the Gatineau area. The city and surrounding region are currently under level four (red) alert, Quebec’s maximum COVID-19 alert level. That means private gatherings are banned both in and outdoors, and visitors from outside the household are prohibited, with a few exceptions.The City of Gatineau and the surrounding area were moved to the red alert level on Oct. 11. There have been 2,264 total cases of COVID-19 and 40 deaths in the region as of Oct. 26.  So, definitely not a party zone at the moment. RELATED What You Need To Know About Thanksgiving, According To An Infectious Diseases Expert ‘SNL’s’ Canadian News Show Features 'Drake Watch,' Céline, Bagel Slander Atlantic Canada Reaping Economic Benefits Of Creating Their Own Bubble
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Four dead, 15 rescued in English Channel migrant boat sinking
At least four people, including two young children, died Tuesday when a boat carrying at least 19 migrants capsized off France while trying to cross the English Channel to Britain, French authorities said.
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Their books came out, but they can’t: debut fiction writers on the grief and gratitude of pandemic publishing
Publishing your first novel in 2020 might mean a ring light instead of a book circuit, say the rookies at the 2020 Toronto International Festival of Authors.
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After Ottawa monument is vandalized, Ontario adopts International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s ‘working definition of anti-Semitism’
The Ontario cabinet has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s “working definition of anti-Semitism” after the recent vandalism at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa.
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COVID Alert: PM says fixes coming to improve app's accuracy
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government is working to improve the accuracy of its COVID Alert app.
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Blacktail bucks freed in Victoria getting tangled in fish net
Police were called to the Fairfield neighbourhood Sunday for a report of two deer in distress.
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New 'Day of the Dead' Barbie ignites accusations of cultural appropriation
A new Day of the Dead Barbie is reigniting arguments over whether the Mexican-themed doll is a tasteful ode to the country’s traditions, or a cheap commercial grab. Conversation began last year with the first entry in the “La Catrina” series . Now, the debate is bubbling back to the surface, with the release of the second instalment. Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Mexican where families gather to remember those who have died. The multi-day holiday begins in early November and is marked by visits to graveyards — not in mourning, but in celebration. In 2019, toy company Mattel began its “La Catrina” collection of Barbies, named for the decorated skeletons created by Mexican illustrator José Guadalupe Posada. Barbie is dressed in frilly white and pink lace, her face painted to look like a skeleton in the “calavera” or “skull” style. The doll also bears a slight resemblance to Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. With the dolls listed at $75 USD on the Barbie site, the collection is aimed at adult collectors rather than children. The doll was created by Mexican-American designer, Javier Meabe. According to the U.S. toy manufacturer , the Dia de Muertos doll “honors the traditions, symbols and rituals” of the Mexican holiday. “My hope for these dolls is that they’re able to bring more awareness to the Dia de Muertos celebration,” Meabe told CNN . “I am beyond grateful that Barbie is now celebrating traditions and cultures that mean so much to so many people.” From shoulder pads to athleisure, the best and worst workwear throughout history How Puma accomplished its triumphant return to basketball sneakers Others, though, see it differently. “The cultural, hereditary and symbolic importance that this holiday has for Mexico opens up in the eyes of the market opportunities that are exploited by these firms,” sociologist Roberto Alvarez told AFP . The Day of the Dead “should be a solemn subject,” he said. Day of The Dead is #Iconic in Mexico - a #Barbie, in my opinion, is a degradation. https://t.co/TVMR18mqBI— Marg Needham (@MargNeedham) October 27, 2020   Damn @Mattel and @Barbie quit thieving and appropriating my culture for profit.— Lucy Morales (@lucyratops) September 11, 2020 The release of Disney’s animated feature Coco in 2017 marked another instance of a U.S. company commercialized Mexican heritage, with Disney facing an initial backlash after Disney attempted to patent the words “Día de los Muertos.” Other U.S. brands have also bought into the hybridized Mexico-American culture. The “Catrina” Minnie Mouse and a Nike Day of the Dead collection both similarly commercialize the holiday.
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Arrest made after woman escaped attempted assault on Shediac walking trail: police
On Oct. 21, a woman walking her dog near Chesley Street reported being approached by a man "allegedly armed with a plastic bag, rolled up like a rope."
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19 new coronavirus cases confirmed in Simcoe Muskoka, local total climbs to 1,305
Eighty-three per cent — or 1,089 — of the region's total 1,305 cases have recovered, while five remain in hospital.
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Sarnia police respond to eight opioid overdoses in four days
Three people have died, and police in Sarnia believe a "bad batch" of opioids could be to blame for recent spike of overdoses in the city.
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COVID-19: Lights at Lafarge Lake cancelled this year in Coquitlam
To comply with the provincial health orders, the city said attendance would need to be rigorously controlled, with access restricted through gates and fencing, and contact information obtained.
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Comedy ‘under the wire’: Vancouver comic John Cullen tickles our pre-COVID funny bone
Q&A: On recording his new album before quarantine, his podcast Blocked Party and his day job before his toughest crowd as a substitute high school teacher
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Black Chicago woman injured in police shooting says cops let boyfriend die
Williams and Marcellis Stinnette, a Black man, were shot last week while in a car in Waukegan, north of Chicago. The officer who shot Stinnette was fired.
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Province greenlights $19.5M for new northwest London elementary school
The provincial government has announced $19.5 million in funding to build a new Thames Valley District School Board elementary school in northwest London, Ont.
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This $3.7 Etobicoke house was once a Loblaw family residence: Home of the Week”
Century home with 6 bedrooms and 8,000 sq. ft. includes luxury renovations, heated limestone floors and a stone wine cellar
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Here’s how to feed your garden now for success next year
Your soil will show its gratitude with robust plants and a healthy harvest if you add organic matter and amendments, write Mark and Ben Cullen
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Additional airline job cuts probable without more government aid: IATA
Carriers worldwide have slashed about 35 per cent of their combined workforces since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IATA.
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Gwen Stefani, Blake Shelton announce engagement
"Hey @gwenstefani thanks for saving my 2020... And the rest of my life.. I love you. I heard a YES," proclaimed Blake Shelton on social media.
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21 people isolating after COVID-19 exposure at Kelowna independent school
It's the third Kelowna school to report a COVID-19 exposure in the last two weeks.
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McMaster University president calls anti-Black racism review ‘deeply disturbing’
In a letter to the McMaster community, David Farrar apologizes for the anti-Black racism that athletes experiences on campus within the Department of Athletics and Recreation.
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